RNI JAMMING JUNE/JULY 1970 (ELECTION TIME)

Radio Northsea International broadcasting from the Mebo 2 anchored 6 and a half miles off the coast of Clacton in Essex. During the summer of 1970 RNI was jammed by the GPO jamming transmitter based in Rochester in Kent. The station then played a cat and mouse game changing frequencies to move away from the constant hum evolving from Rochester, at one stage RNI was only 2 metres away from BBC Radio 1!!!  When RNI changed to 244 metres jamming ceased, other frequencies tried were 217metres and 220 metres. At the time it cost the British taxpayer £250 a day to jam the station!!!  Listen to the constant hum and whistle from the jamming transmitter and the desperate attempts by RNI to eradicate the situaction. Hear the RNI statment: "RNI apologises to you our listeners for the interference heard on our transmission, this illegal jamming is directed from the Labour Party and organised by the Post Office. This action is meant to discourage us from providing you with our normal service, however RNI shall make every effort to continue programmes as usual ". In the middle of June 1970 RNI changed its name to Radio Caroline International hoping that through the memories of the previous pirate (last heard in 1968) would stir the memories of people around the age of 18 who would, they hope, vote Conservative for free radio. Caroline even played the last few minutes of Radio 270 on the air to jog peoples memories and they didnt want this to happen to RNI. On this CD youll hear about the march to 10 Downing Street with protestors complaining about the jamming of Radio Caroline International. After the election which the Conservatives won Caroline changed its name back to RNI and upped anchor, the Mebo 2 anchored off the coast of Holland. Listen to a typical newscast on 15th August 1970. With DJs Mark Westley, Andy Archer, Carl Mitchell, and Alan West. Remember the commercials from Toshiba, Iberia Airlines, UNICEF, and Bolova Watches, its all on this CD. At the end of this CD youll hear 18 quality RNI jingles for all the jingle fanatics. A brilliant CD telling the story of an offshore radio stations fight to stay on the air no matter what, through tough times. This is one for the collector, shame about the humm from Rochester!!!!

Approximate running time: 60mins

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